IMAA District IV MiniFest
Rocky Mount, NC
June 14, 2003
In spite of a promise of an all day rain, 39 pilots showed up for the
Minifest. It turned out to be a beautiful day for flying, fellowship ( which is what
we are best at ) and eating (we're pretty good at that too). Some really delicious
BBQ chicken was served about 12:30. The Tarheel Flyers really know how
to put on an IMAA event.
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|There was good turnout in spite of the fact that the wheather man had promised all week we would have rain for Saturday.
|The ECRC troop, featuring warbirds build by Don Webber.
Larry (darn I wish I could remember his last name) with his airplane (darn I wish I could remember what it was called). Someone help me out here!
|There were ~55 aircraft to admire.
|As you can see, there were plenty of Giant Warbirds.
|These beautiful Scale Aerobatic planes were presented by Bernie Ottinger and Nelson Phillips from Kinston.
|Nelson Phillips on the left and Josh Bunn on the right.
|Bill Hamby of Williamsburg, Va. The plane is a 43%, scratch built Extra 330. Bill will be our District IV IMAA Director beginning in January.
|Robert Vess (in red) readies his BVM Bandit for the noon time show.
|David Chewning did a great job in the impound area.
|The CD for the event was A.B. Gentry (far left). He did a heck of a job......as usual.
|This good looking crew came all the way from Williamsburg, Va.
|Dick Pettit of R/C Reports fame.
|Michael Then and his Dave Patrick Models Ultimate Bipe.
|Eddie Hathaway with his Bud Nosen Aronica Champ.
|Robbie Wood put on a heck of show with his helicopter during the lunch time break.
|Graylin Lucas (left) chats with a couple of spectators.
|Getting her ready for a flight.
|Masters competitor Elton Fairless (far right) with his Carden 40% Extra. CD A.B. Gentry (left) and Robert Vess (center) look on.